The Black Men of Labor Mission: To educate, preserve, and perpetuate our rich African & African-American Culture by creating sustainable economic opportunities that break the cycle of generational poverty in New Orleans.
Fred J. Johnson, Jr., Benny Jones, Sr., and Gregory Stafford founded the Black Men of Labor, Inc in 1993. Their purpose was to create an organization that would reaffirm and pay tribute to the contributions of African American men in the work place while promoting and preserving Traditional Jazz Music.
The group organized their first parade in 1994, as a way to honor and pay respect to the Legendary Jazz Musician Danny Barker. The organization has evolved since it’s creation in 1993 and is now a designated IRS 501 (c) 3 non-profit and a U.S. Department of Treasury Community Development Enterprise.
Browse the BMOL store for the exculsive items and apparel. Bring a piece of culture back home and share the BMOL soirit with friends and family.
The Black Men of Labor provide several programs to the youth of New Orleans which promotes the preservation and development of invaluable cultural skills.
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The Black Men of Labor need your help to continue to promote teaching and extending it’s purpose to the culture of New Orleans.
Music of All Ages Program
Job Readiness And Workforce Development Training
Health and Wellness Programs
Social Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
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